ST3 (Stomach 3) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Juliao
English Name: Big Bone

Location: Directly below the pupil, at the level of the lower border of ala nasi, on the lateral side of the nasolabial groove.


Point of Yang Heel Vessel.


Expels wind, removes obstructions from the channel, relieves swellings.


Facial paralysis, twitching of eyelids, epistaxis, toothache, swelling of lips and cheek.


The English Name, Nature and Function have been reprinted from Maciocia: The Foundations of Chinese Medicine, Copyright 1989, with permission from Elsevier. Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

View other points on the Stomach channel:

(ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, ST9, ST10, ST11, ST12, ST13, ST14, ST15, ST16, ST17, ST18, ST19, ST20, ST21, ST22, ST23, ST24, ST25, ST26, ST27, ST28, ST29, ST30, ST31, ST32, ST33, ST34, ST35, ST36, ST37, ST38, ST39, ST40, ST41, ST42, ST43, ST44, ST45)

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